Monday, February 22, 2010
Well, its the 9th day of the Lunar New Year today.
Still not too late to get the cookies... especially since they are baked by my good friend, Sammy!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The infamous Taiwan chicken chop, somehow this dish disappointed me the most, as I was expecting succulent chicken thighs to be used in the preparation of this dish rather then chicken breast!
PS, I apologize for the lack lustre pics as I had forgotten to switch my handphone picture quality back to high resolution!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
More then a year old now...
Grown up large now... hopefully not sideways...
In the pictures, the male is on the left, and the female on the right...
Don't they really look like each other?
As you can see from the picture, the ingredients used are slightly different from what we have in Singapore.
Nevertheless, it's still great tasting!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Their gifts of well wishes, Longevity buns:
Eggs and mian xian noodles:
Traditional 'cake' made of rice flour with the word longevity on it:
The buffet spread was great and the atmosphere at night was light up by the lighting of sky lanterns (kong ming deng), which were set off into the night sky along with well wishes for both my grandmothers and guests:
Up, up and away...
The lantern high up in the sky:What's a party without some noise, especially during the festive CNY?
Firecrackers of course!
In Singapore, you only get to see them on TV for the countdown on New Years Eve or hear them 'live' on the same day while doing last minute shopping in Chinatown.
So of course, getting this close to firecrackers.. was a different experience for me!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
My Tillandsia ionantha bloomed this Chinese New Year, not exactly a rare sight if you ask me....
Three flower spikes coming from the same blushing plant...